Mobile phones do exposure automatically by detecting scenes. You can also specify scene modes to help the mobile out in exposing the image better. However, it may not always give the best results.
So what is the simple trick?
Mobile phone cameras switch to spot metering as soon as you use touch focus. So if you need to expose the main subject correctly, just use touch focus, and the exposure will be adjusted automatically.
It can also be used to create silhouettes against backlit situations by exposing for the bright portions. When the bright portions come in mid-tones, the mid-tones and shadows have very low details and give natural silhouettes.
You can use the exposure compensation slider to make the adjustments slightly, in case your focus point is affecting your exposure.
Frame it Right
With shooting in mobile, you can use the rule of thirds overlay or golden ratio overlay – easily available in all major mobile apps. You can use them to guide yourself to make better frames.
The main subject needs to be near those points of intersection to amplify your photography subjects. Other ways are by using leading lines and centre framing, or by using symmetry – the two things that work extensively in Landscape Photography with Mobile.
I started the road of photography, repairing some film cameras. But soon I've realised that I need some knowledge on how the photos are formed inside the camera. This road is tougher than I thought, but life is always a learning experience, and I am hoping that you could join me in this wonderful world of photography.
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